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18 February 2010

Hey Food

(post title original is Hey Dude, a fantastic old show of my childhood that was on Nickelodeon. Oh, the days!)

So I mentioned in a tweet this morning that I had a dumb thing and a heartwarming thing to talk about. The heartwarming thing is below in the dinner section, so here's the dumb thing.

I was getting my coffee this morning and used this mug:

So, this mug was my favorite one growing up. No rhyme or reason other than: Penguins! Being cute! So when I went to college I wanted to take it with me; just to give me a little dose of home while I was away. I'm discussing this with my parents, telling them to which mug I am referring, and they go: "Oh, the one with all the penguins having sex?"


All KINDS of sex positions. What. The. Hell. I had never noticed. I didn't bother to look closer, because, it's just cute penguins, you know? Just hangin' out. Apparently engaging in an enormous orgy. Luckily the mug still manages to remain one of my favorites as I somehow protected my childhood innocence that was connected to the mug. Probably just blocked out the part about animal sex. Ugh.

Now that you've got animal sex on the brain, let's talk about food. I'm sure there's a weird joke or a segue in there somewhere? No? Well you can't win 'em all.


*3/4 cup cottage cheese
*half of an everything bagel with 3 slices avocado, egg subst. and 1 tbsp ketchup.
*cup of coffee with some almond milk

iced coffee: espresso with 1 half&half packet thing, 1 equal

Lunch: (the one I made/packed yesterday!)

*big handful of baby carrots
*sandwich: arnold’s thin, handful of baby spinach, 2 slices of avocado, 4 bread and butter pickles, 1 LCL wedge.
*can of V8

Snack: green apple

more coffee: espresso with 1 half&half moo thing


For dinner, I went out, but I did GREAT!

I had dinner at one of my favorite Italian places with some family friends - three of my mom's friends and some of their daughters. Basically my mom's friends think I'm a homeless orphan or something when my parents are gone. (I'm also invited over to a family dinner with another one of my mom's friends on Sunday.) So sweet. When I showed up at the restaurant, one woman goes “We thought you needed a MOM!!!” See, this is the heartwarming thing! They're so cute and I'm so lucky to be surrounded and loved by them.

Anyway, before I went to dinner I scoped out the menu online. I had planned to order their Bistecca salad, it sounded amazing: “Rosemary garlic-marinated flat-iron steak over arugula salad and grilled eggplant, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and candied garlic”

…and that’s exactly what I did! I got a water and had that salad. Actually, “dominated” would be more appropriate. It was so good. I know there were probably a lot of hidden calories with whatever dressing was used (some kind of balsamic-y thing, I think) but…hell! I got a salad and I stuck to it. No bread, no bites off of anyone’s pasta-filled plates.

(This restaurant is AMAZING and I’ve never had a bad meal there and I’m happy that their salads are just as good as their pasta dishes, it’s an incentive to choosing salad.)

And then the table split a chocolate ganache thing, and I politely declined! That was more Lent related than anything else, but I stuck to it. (Other Lent news: sent my resume to the boss of a friend who asked for it, and worked on a separate job application…Sweets ‘n Jobs Day Two was a success!)

Huzzah! So it was a good day.

(EDIT: Just hopped on the Wii Fit for 30 minutes! Also, I hope I get some new blog readers from searching for something weird like "Penguin Sex".)

And see below and enter the giveaway if you want and/or haven't already! Haha, the count stands at an impressive NINE as I write this. I love it. TOUGH COMPETITION.


266 said...

Maybe they were just trying to break the ice?! Ba dum bah! No wait, I'm pretty sure we could figure out a way to work fish into this segue! No? Lol!

Great work sticking with your plan at the restaurant; it's great to see you so fully back in the groove!

kaitlin said...

Um I love penguins, and I have never ever seen anything like that mug! I can't decide if I would love to have it in my collection, or if I would be too weirded out, LOL. I think I want it. =)

And as far as the contest goes... better odds for all of us! Hooray!

Bowmanh23 said...

I finally found someone who remembers "Hey Dude!" I used to love that show. I love the coffee mug- so hilarious!

Buzzy & Breezelys Mama said...

OMG, that totally sounds like something I would do. Love something innocently only later to find out it is raunchy. That is hilarious. Glad you could maintain your child-like love of it though regardless. :)

Jenny S said...

HILARIOUS story about the penguin cup!!! LOVE it! I was totally giggling on the couch here.

Jen said...

I didn't see it either... too funny they "allowed" you to use it.

Keep up the good job.

BEE said...

omg that is the funniest mug i have ever seen lol

Rebecca said...

i seriously totally forgot about Hey Dude! oh my how nickelodeon has change...

love, love, love the mug... how hilarious!

Steve said...

Woot for Penguin Sex Mug. Wonder if they still make them...

I watched plenty of Hey Dude, and Salute Your Shorts (it either come in right after or right before, right?)

100 Pounds in a Year said...

That penguin sex mug is fantastic!

Kat said...

Baaaahahaha! Penguin sex!!!

When I was little, I had this sleeping bag with little rabbits all over it, and parts of it glowed in the dark. Well one day I took it to a lock-in or something, and after the lights went out, a friend inspected it closer. In between the little colorful bunnies, on the white part, there were little glow-in-the-dark Rambo bunnies annihilating the little cutesy colored ones with machine guns and grenades and such. I was crushed.


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